Feeding the Seagulls

We don’t intentionally feed the seagulls.  They certainly have more than enough around here- this morning we watched them circling one of the commercial fishing boats (her name is Ruth and Pat) across the river.

Here’s Ruth and Pat:  https://www.facebook.com/FVruthpat

Yesterday morning I made waffles for breakfast at the request of my son- home from college for winter break.  I don’t know why, but the first batch are typically sacrificial- either the plates aren’t warm enough, or have enough lube (oil), or something, but what ever the reason, they are crap.

This morning I went out on the deck (brr it was cold) and tore the bad waffles apart and tossed them out for the birds, squirrels, rabbits, woodchucks- whoever wanted them was welcome to them.  Then we waited.

We weren’t watching – we did have to work today.  But we took a break around 3:30 and… here they come… the seagulls started circling, more and more of them flying lower, and lower.  They seemed to be waiting for one brave one to take the chance and land – and as soon as one did, they all started landing and grabbing.  There were around 30 seagulls (or more!) and only about 20 total pieces of waffles.  Gone in a flash!  The birds circled a few more times, and then left.

One came back, just to make sure they didn’t miss anything, and then they were gone.


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